Moot Hall Organ PIPEWORKS competition winners announced

CNM and the Friends of the Moot Hall Organ are delighted to announce the winners of PIPEWORKS, the Moot Hall Organ composition competition: First prize (£250): Moot Points by John Furse Second prize (£150): Graduation Toccata by Mark Bellis These two pieces will be premiered by organist Tom Bell at a Roman River Festival concertContinue reading “Moot Hall Organ PIPEWORKS competition winners announced”

Some Thoughts On The Colchester New Music Day 2011

    It never ceases to amaze me how a diverse group of composers, such as members of CNM, working in relative isolation, come up each year with such interesting programmes and how certain themes seem to emerge. Two things struck me this year: the contemplative atmosphere that informed much of the music, and theContinue reading “Some Thoughts On The Colchester New Music Day 2011”

Programme notes for all the pieces for New Music Day, Colchester 11th May 2011

Alan Parsons Three pieces for clarinet and piano These short pieces were written in 1953 when I was interested in the early works of Schonberg, Berg and Webern. Alan Bullard Bede, for soprano and bass clarinet Bede was written specially for today’s performers. It is a setting of a short poem by Anna Crowe, entitledContinue reading “Programme notes for all the pieces for New Music Day, Colchester 11th May 2011”